There are so many great shows this Saturday night, I have to start highlighting them on Thursday morning. I wanted to start with the Wild Flag show at La Zona Rosa because I feel like it's the show most likely to sell-out before Saturday. So, before you continue reading get your tickets. I'll be here when you return.
As you may know, this Wild Flag show was, originally, booked at Emo's outside stage but was moved to La Zona after the outside area of Emo's was boarded up. For those of you who already bought tickets to see Wild Flag at Emo's you will have to exchange those tickets at the La Zona Rosa box office. Presumably, that can be done the day of the show so don't fret, just plan accordingly.
Wild Flag - Electric Flag video via YouTube
For those of you who don't know, Wild Flag is an indie-rock super-group the likes of which we may never see again. Ok, so that's a bit dramatic but so is their debut album. The group itself consists of Carrie Brownstein, Rebecca Cole, Mary Timony, and Janet Weiss. Perhaps you don't know these individuals names (although you should) but you certainly know the bands they have played in, including: Sleater-Kinney, Helium, Quasi, The Minders, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks among others. If this group were to fill out applications for the job of indie-rock legends their resumes are fucking stacked. Mr. S. is in love with their album and I expect to find it on his best LPs of 2011 year-end list. Even if you're not familiar with Wild Flag's music as you read this, you should check out the show simply because there won't be very many opportunities to see them perform. That's the thing about super-groups, they really don't have to tour their records and they may not make a 2nd one, so you if they come to your town you best get your ass to the show.
Wild Flag - Romance video via YouTube